The NCAA recently released a pair of videos spotlighting the unique experience shared by Division III student-athletes. The videos are part of the Division III "Discover, Develop, Dedicate" Identity Initiative.
Division III positioning statement:
The new Division III positioning statement begins with a phrase intended to simply describe the student-athlete experience: “Follow your passions and discover your potential.”
The statement continues:
“The college experience is a time of learning and growth – a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, where student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue the full spectrum of opportunities available during their time in college. In this way, Division III provides an integrated environment for student-athletes to take responsibility for their own paths, follow their passions and find their potential through a comprehensive learning experience.”
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